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ORTHOPNEA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does orthopnea mean? 

ORTHOPNEA (noun)
  The noun ORTHOPNEA has 1 sense:

1. form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect; associated with asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris

  Familiarity information: ORTHOPNEA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORTHOPNEA (noun)


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Meaning:

Form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect; associated with asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("orthopnea" is a kind of...):

dyspnea; dyspnoea (difficult or labored respiration)


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